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Patton (1970)

GP | | Biography, Drama, War | 2 April 1970 (USA)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... General George S. Patton Jr.
... General Omar N. Bradley
... Captain Chester B. Hansen
... Brigadier General Hobart Carver
... General Bradley's Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Albert Dumortier ... Moroccan Minister
... Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport
... Captain Richard N. Jenson
... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
... General Patton's Driver
... First Lieutenant Alexander Stiller (as Patrick J. Zurica)
... Sergeant William George Meeks
... Colonel Gaston Bell
... Lieutenant Gen. Harry Buford
... Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
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Storyline

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Direct from its sensational reserved seat engagement.

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Biography | Drama | War

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2 April 1970 (USA)  »

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A Salute to a Rebel  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$61,700,000
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

After Gen. Patton's death, his bull terrier "Willie" was brought back to live at the Patton Homestead with Patton's wife and daughters. Willie died in 1955 and is buried in an unmarked grave, along with other family pets, by a stone wall on the property. See more »

Goofs

The Douglas C-47 was a relatively loud aircraft; however, in the scene showing Patton talking to his staff while their C-47 was flying them to France, almost no engine noise can be heard. See more »

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[first lines]
Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
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Opening credits prologue: KASSERINE PASS TUNISIA, 1943 See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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A fine tribute to a great patriot and fearless warrior
9 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I am a fan of both General Patton and the movie that captured a portion of his duty in WWII. It exposes Patton's incredible strengths and vulnerabilities. George C. Scott gives one of his best performances. It leaves the viewer with the impression that Patton unnecessarily risked GI lives to "make a bigger splash" with his peers and the media. Statistics show that his aggressive "hold 'em by the nose and kick 'em in the ass" strategy actually resulted in lower casualties. Watched in conjunction with "The Big Red One" and "Saving Private Ryan" gives one an initial sense of the horror and sacrifice in the European Theatre. As a mini-biography, as an introduction to WWII, as a lesson in leadership under tremendous adversity or just for pure inspiration, Patton is one of the great films of my lifetime.


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